This document is the principal report resulting from successive research projects on landslide hazard mapping. The aim of the studies has been to develop a generic approach to landslide hazard modelling that can be applied and adapted in developing (as well as developed) countries worldwide. The purpose of this report is to outline a strategy for landslide hazard preparedness based on this generic approach. The ultimate aim of the work is to prevent or minimise loss of life and damage to property.
This report is intended to be read by both technical and non-technical people in countries where landsliding is a problem. For the technically minded, it is intended to provide an outline of the methodology, skills and resources needed to plan and cost a work programme. For others, including decision makers, it should provide an understandable guide to landslides, why they occur, and how regional landslide hazard maps can possibly help. The report is written in general terms that stress the need to assess the problem and to consider requirements and constraints in terms of local and national circumstances.
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An implementation strategy for landslide hazard preparedness. (WC/00/008).